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The Toronto Blue Jays have claimed catcher Bobby Wilson off of waivers from the Los Angeles Angels, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.
Wilson who was the Angels primary backup until Chris Iannetta was injured and he was thrusted into the starter role, appeared in 75 games and hit .211/.277/.292 with 3 home runs and 33 strike outs.
In Toronto, he will be reunited with fellow backstop buddy Jeff Mathis who was traded to the Blue Jays last offseason.
For the Angels, the move allows Hank Conger to move into the primary backup catcher role.
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A 10-year stint in the Angels organization, including the last two as a big league reserve, came to an abrupt end for Bobby Wilson on Monday when the catcher was claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays, a move that clears the way for Hank Conger to be the Angels' No. 2 catcher.
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The Toronto Blue Jays claimed right handed pitcher David Herndon off waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies. That's the second player the Jays have claimed off waivers in two days. Yesterday, the team claimed catcher Bobby Wilson off waivers from the Angels.
Herndon, 27, went 0-1 with a 4.70 ERA, 1.2 HR/9, 1.2 BB/9 and 9.4 SO/9 in 7.2 innings with the Phillies in 2012.
Video courtesy of Mike Petraglia.